How’s your week been? Mines been good, with plenty going on, despite it being the half term holiday, which normally stops us in our tracks a bit. Maybe it’s because he’s getting older, I don’t know, but I didn’t find this school holiday as hard as I have done in the past (you can read my previous musings on school holidays here, if you’re interested).
Food wise I’ve had an interesting week. You might recall I talked about doing a Success Express week, with two thirds of every meal consisting of SuperFree foods (fruit and veg). It was an interesting exercise, and whilst I’m not sure I completely followed the principles to the letter all week, I do know it made me much more conscious of the amount of SuperFree in my meals. I also chose to base meals around vegetables, rather than using them as sides. This worked really well and resulted in meals such as Mediterranean Ratatouille with roast pork and Pepper, Mushroom and Aubergine curry. I also found I was eating more fruit (went nuts and bought loads of types I don’t normally get), both as snacks and as desserts. I didn’t find it any harder than an average week – it just took a little more consideration at the beginning of the week. It’s something I’d definitely do again and actually it’s made me realise I want to up the amount of Super Free I eat anyway. Tis all good!
So all in all a great week. The hardest part of the week, was actually the weigh in. I didn’t go to my usual group on Tuesday as I couldn’t get there (hope you had amazing holiday Sarah!) Instead I went to the Haslemere group on Thursday. That two extra day wait to see if what I was doing was working was excruciating!! But I can confirm that yes it was working and last night I lost the 0.5lb I put on last week, the 2lb I needed to get my next award and an extra 2lb just for fun 😉 Yup I lost 4.5lb which takes my total lost to 4 Stone 9.5lb (65.5lb). The consultant at Haslemere said she felt very privileged to give me my 4.5 Stone award, which was very sweet of her.
I have 2lb to lose to drop into the next stone bracket so I think I’d like to do that this week please.
I’m going to be weighing at Haslemere again next week as I’m off for a night out next Tuesday. So expect my update on Friday next week too.
Have a great week
PS I tried to upload photos but the WordPress pixies are not playing ball – will keep trying!